Patapata Hikousen no Bouken

Secret of Cerulean Sand

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: パタパタ飛行船の冒険
English: Secret of Cerulean Sand
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2002 to Jun 29, 2002
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TMS Entertainment
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 24052,405 users)
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Ranked: #16752
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Popularity: #6709
Members: 8,330
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Jane's mother dies when she is born, and her father, a rich English aristocrat, soon remarries to a woman with a son, William, who despises his new father and brother. George and Jane grow up with a dream to make a flying machine. George believes the distant Asian sands hold a secret: a mysterious cerulean sand which can make machines fly. He goes on an expedition to find it, and soon is reported executed for treason. William disappears too. After she recieves an unsigned letter holding a handful of pale-blue sand which floats in the air, Jane is sure her brother is alive and leaves to the East to find him and prove him innocent. There are many mysteries to unravel in store for Jane and her new friends on her journey. But perhaps a mystery should forever remain a mystery...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yano, Yuuichirou
Director, Storyboard
Aoyama, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Yuka
Tomonaga, Kazuhide
Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Setting


Opening Theme

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"Naked Story" by Garnet Crow

Ending Theme

1: "What Can I Do" by Michael Africk with Mai-K (eps 1-13)
2: "This is your life" by Aiko Ohno (eps 14-26)


Dec 13, 2013
First of all, I would like to say that this is my first review. I may not answer all of your questions, but I will try.

I found Patapata Hikousen no Bouken to be a very enjoyable anime. The characters swept me off my feet right from the start, and the story was just as good. This would be a good show to watch with the family; adults can find several hints at the ending that would be missed by children, and there is little swearing, and no nudity.

Story: 9/10
The plot had many twists and turns that made each episode interesting in its ...
Apr 15, 2021
At its baseline, Patapata Hikousen no Bouken (Secret of the Cerulean Sand) is a solid action adventure. In terms of spirit it is in the same vein as the Ghibli movies, Beast Player Erin, and Serei no Moribito in that the protagonists are defined primarily by authenticity and purity of heart and the atmosphere feels wholesome. In terms of plot structure it is similar to Nadia: Secret of the Blue Water and Future Boy Conan in that you have children going on adventures around the world in which conflicts are not created from their combat ability but various nonviolent set pieces (until the later half). ...

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